What’s the Story?
In Japanese ‘omakase’ means ‘to entrust’ or to leave the decision to someone else. When you go to a sushi restaurant you can order ‘omakase’ and the chef then crafts a meal for you, based purely on his own ideas of a good meal. He may customize it for you in some way, but you have little to no say or input. You get treated to something unique, perhaps a bit outside your comfort zone. But there is the risk that you are served something you don’t like, so omakase is best left to those who have an open mind and love to try new things. That’s what this workshop is all about. Your instructor will decide where to meet and take it from there. You can’t be sure what to expect, but an adventure is guaranteed!
What We’ll Shoot
The beauty of the Omakase Street Adventure is that we don’t know exactly what we will encounter. That’s what makes it exciting! However, we can say that we will focus on street and urban photography, maybe with a touch of urbex. We don’t recommend carrying a tripod and instead travel light and remain open to take in everything ‘as is.’ Your instructor will likely bring one camera and lens, possibly a prime. The idea is to allow for some technical constraints in order to focus on the city, the experience, the adventure, rather than on the technical matters of the camera. And anyway, constraints breed creativity!
Where We’ll Explore
You can be sure that we will NOT go to any of the usual places we visit during our regular photo adventures. We will head to areas less traveled, and perhaps it might even be your instructor’s first time visiting the place themselves. The point of this workshop is to take the road less traveled, step into the unknown, and embrace whatever comes your way. As an addendum, this workshop is well-suited for those of you who already experienced many of our other photo adventures and are thirsting for something new. If you meet that description, then this is the photo adventure for you. So, be ready to dive deep into Tokyo’s obscure and hidden realms!
What’s the difference with the Bespoke Photo Adventure?
On a Bespoke Photo Adventure, you are in charge. We listen to your requests and create a custom tour based on your interests. Often, our customers ask us to remix two or three of our workshops into a custom 5-hour experience. The Omokase Street Adventure is totally opposite. Your instructor will decide where to go and what to shoot. You just enjoy the ride!